Arsenal tempt fate by creating FA Cup victory bus

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Arsenal chiefs will no doubt be embarrassed to learn the leaked photos have emerged online of a victory bus built in advance of a potential FA Cup victory parade around North London, tempting fate to the highest degree ahead of Saturday's final against Hull City at Wembley.

Gunners fans will need no reminding that the last time they featured in a Wembley final they failed to manage the tag of overwhelming favourites, losing to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup decider in a depressing collapse that helped extend their trophy drought to nine years.

Hull will hope to produce a similar shock this weekend and if Steve Bruce's side need any extra motivation they could worse than to stick a photo of Arsenal's early monument to silverware success, emblazoned with the tagline 'The FA Cup Winners 2014'.

While in logistical terms there is clearly a need to prepare for a parade scheduled for Sunday in advance it's essential time-sensitive items of this nature are kept under wraps, largely due to the potential ridicule if it all goes Pete tong again under pressure for Wenger's men.

Arsenal can of course save any embarrassment by delivering the goods against the Tigers and giving the fans something to shout about, but if not you can expect today's image of the double-decker to be retweeted for years to come.

The bookies believe they will do just that and BetVictor have them priced at a very short 1/4 to lift the famous old trophy at just gone 7pm on Saturday night, but Hull can point to Wigan's efforts against Man City in the same match last season as reason to be quietly confident of rendering those odds redundant.

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